New Parent Educator Faculty
JoAnna Becker (she/her/hers) is a CAPPA Certified New Parent Educator, Certified Lactation Counselor, and a Newborn Care Specialist with over 25 years of experience working with infants and their families. She provides overnight newborn care, lactation support services, as well as holding group and private classes for expecting parents. Her mission is to provide new parents with the tools, information, and support they need as they embrace their new roles. JoAnna has Bachelor’s degrees in Child Development and Early Childhood Education and is passionate about continuing education and evidence-based practices. JoAnna joined the CAPPA faculty for the New Parent Educator program in November, 2023. JoAnna lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, mother, son, daughter-in-law, and three cats. When she has free time, she enjoys travel with family and friends, SCUBA diving, reading, and painting.